Place the seeds into a glass of warm water: The water should not be chlorinated and must be changed every day until the lotus seeds sprout. After the first day of soaking, the seeds should swell to nearly twice their original size. Seeds that float are almost always infertile. File any floating seeds down until you see a hint of the white meat on the inside of the seed. If these seeds do not swell like the others, discard them to avoid letting them cloud up the water.
Continue changing the water daily even after the seeds sprout: You must be more delicate than before to avoid disturbing the growth, however. Growth should start after four or five days of soaking, but you will need to wait a few more days until the seedling is at least 6 in. (15.24 cm) long before transferring.
Pick the right pot: A 3 to 5 gallon (11 to 19 liter) container should provide a young lotus plant with enough room to grow. A black plastic bucket works best because of its ability to retain heat and warm the seedlings. You also need to choose a bucket that does not have any drainage holes. The plant can actually gravitate toward the drainage holes and begin growing outside of them, causing the plant to underperform.
Anchor the seeds: Lotus seeds without an anchor may find their way out of the soil and end up floating on the surface of the water. Gently wrap a small amount of modeling clay around each seed, but do not cover the sprout.
Fill your pot with dense soil: The ideal soil is about two parts clay and one part river sand. Fill the pot with about 6 in. (15.24 cm) of this potting medium.
Gently press the seeds into the top of the soil: The seeds should rest near the top of the soil, but you should brush a light layer of soil over the seeds after you press them in.
Lower the pot into shallow water: The water should be a maximum of 18 in. (45.72 cm) deep and at a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21.1 degrees Celsius).
- 🌼Bowl Lotus Seeds have no dormancy period. As long as the water temperature can be kept above 16 degrees, all seasons can be sown. Under the conditions of suitable temperature and light, it takes about 50~60 days from sowing to development. The fall will be a little longer.
- 🌼Note: The outer shell of the Bowl Lotus Seeds is hard and compact. Before dipping the lotus seed, it is necessary to manually break a small hole. One end of the water lily has a small hole and a small hole. Be careful not to pinch the embryo inside. Also don’t remove the shell.
- 🌼How to plant Bowl Lotus Seeds, summer water temperature 20~30 degrees is very suitable for water lily Seed buds, seeds with bowls or pots add water, soak the Bowl Lotus Seeds, put them indoors, change the water twice a day, you can germination in about 1 week, after germination, put it in the sunny place where there is light, do not lack water. After 2 weeks, the roots and small lotus leaves are grown, and they can be planted.
- 🌼The planting needs to be done in the mud of the river pond without any pollution, and add an appropriate amount of water. It is better to not submerge the small lotus leaf with water.
- 🌼The flower language of the bowl lotus is petite and delicate.